The 70th edition of the festival will open with Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year, starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley. Dame Helen Mirren will receive and honorary Golden Bear, with the festival screening The Queen in tribute.

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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. A document of real people, in an unreal situation, facing an uncertain future: America at the end of 2016.
The Assistant
The Assistant
A day in the life of Jane, an assistant to a high-powered film executive.
Death Of Nintendo
Death Of Nintendo
Hunting ghosts to impress girls. Undergoing circumcision in order to finally become a man. A pop homage to puberty and adolescence.
Eeb Allay Ooo!
Eeb Allay Ooo!
A migrant to Delhi tries to make it in the monkey-shooing business.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City.
Bad Tales
Bad Tales
Trouble brews over a long hot summer on the outskirts of Rome.
Siberia
Siberia
A broken man flees the world and finds himself in a cave. His escape becomes a radical confrontation with his dreams, his memories and demonic visions.
Exile
Exile
A chemical engineer feeling discriminated against and bullied at work plunges into an identity crisis.
Shirley
Shirley
A young couple moves in with the famed author, Shirley Jackson, and her Bennington College professor husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley's next novel.
White Riot
White Riot
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
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